soft-shoe


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soft-shoe

(sôft′sho͞o′, sŏft′-)
n.
Tap dancing performed while wearing shoes without metal taps.
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soft-shoe

n
(Dancing) (modifier) relating to a type of tap dancing performed wearing soft-soled shoes: the soft-shoe shuffle.
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soft′-shoe′



adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of tap dancing done in soft-soled shoes, without taps.
[1915–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft-shoe - tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
tap dance, tap dancing - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
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At his New York Journal, Hearst would "appear at the door to an editor's office, grab both sides of the door frame, and with solemn face perform a soft-shoe shuffle until he had sorted out what he wanted to say." Hearst also liked to lay page proofs on the floor and study them while dancing and snapping his fingers.